Library Food for Fines in December
Library Swapping Food for Fines
Article reprinted from The Wilson Times
From staff reports
The Wilson County Public Library is holding a monthlong “food for fines” canned food drive to collect donations for the Hope Station.
Throughout the month of December, the library will forgive $5 in overdue borrowing charges for each undented, unexpired can of food library patrons contribute.
“We not only want to feed people with this event, we want our customers to start the New Year with a clean slate so you can borrow more books and movies to enjoy during the cold winter months,” Amanda Gardner, assistant director and head of adult services, said in a news release. “You can thank our wonderful library staff for thinking of this, and our library Board of Trustees for wholeheartedly approving the idea.”
Food donations will be boxed and delivered to Hope Station, a ministry begun by Wilson faith leaders in 1987 that provides food for the hungry, shelter for homeless men and financial assistance for families in crisis.
Library staffers call the food for fines exchange a “win-win” and say food donations from contributors without active library fines are also welcome.
For more information, visit the library at 249 Nash St. N. or call 252-237-5355.